I don't know anything about Ice-T as a rapper, but as an SUV officer/actor, he's great. He reminds me of a piece of Christmas candy - hard on the outside, soft and sweet on the inside. He comes across as tough, but has a big heart. I love the on-t.v. relationship between him and Munch as well. Munch drives him crazy, yet would step in front of a bullet for him in a heartbeat. Wasn't sure how he would be as an actor given all I knew about him was he's a rapper, but he's turned out to be a great asset to the show.